MA – Over the Garden Wall Signing

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Comicazi along with Cartoon Network and Boom Studios present Patrick McHale, creator of Over the Garden Wall, on Wednesday August 26th from 6:00 till 8:00 PM. The evening will include a Free Comic Signing & Cartoon Viewing Party with Patrick McHale. Space is limited so reserve your FREE ticket now at the link! *Event is now SOLD OUT*

Over the Garden Wall is a lush animated series airing on Cartoon Network. Boom! Studios released a one-shot adaptation of the show, which led to new issues due to its success. These newer issues help expand certain points between some episodes of the animated series. It’s a fine chance for you to get all caught up!!

Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. The series centers around two half-brothers who travel across a strange forest in order to find their way home, encountering strange and wonderful things on their journey. The show is based on McHale’s animated short film Tome of the Unknown.

Bringing the classic feel of a Victorian fable, this is a fun journey of two brothers trying to find their way home through the Unknown, a strange forest adrift in time. With the talent of Pat McHale on story and the illustrative storytelling of Jim Campbell this is definitely going to be an awesome journey that will appeal to fans of The Secret of NIMH, The Triplets of Belleville, and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

CA – Rufio Turns 40 Party

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Actor Dante Basco, best known for his roles as Rufio in HOOK and the voice of Prince Zuko on AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, hosts his 40th birthday party on Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 PM! Musical performance by The Feal at 9:30 PM and a special reunion of “The Basco Bros.” Admission is free and open to the public (21+ only)

RSVP on Facebook!

Hemingway’s
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-0040

NJ – Kunal Nayyar Signing

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Kunal Nayyar, star of The Big Bang Theory, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM to sign his new book YES MY ACCENT IS REAL!

About this author
Kunal Nayyar was born in London and raised in New Delhi, India. He first came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration and went on to receive an MFA in acting from Temple University. Playing the character of Raj on The Big Bang Theory, he has been part of the ensemble since the show debuted in 2007. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Neha, who was named Miss India in 2006.

Barnes & Noble – Menlo Park Mall
55 Parsonage Road, Edison, NJ 08837
732-548-4179

Planet Comicon 2016 Announces First Guests

Planet Comicon, Kansas City logoPress Release:

Planet Comicon – Kansas City will be bigger than ever in 2016. It’s scheduled for May 20, 21, and 22 in Bartle Hall. The annual event is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention.

As always, Planet Comicon 2016 will feature an array of fandom favorites. “We work for a great balance of comic book creators, media guests, cosplay events, vendors, gaming, children’s activities, performances, and panel programming,” Planet Comicon CEO Christopher Jackson said. “That’s what has kept our event growing year after year.”

Be sure to add Planet Comicon – Kansas City 2016 to your calendar now for May 20 – 22, 2016. You can also keep up on the latest events by liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. Join fandom’s finest for a weekend of fantastic fun!

First guests announcements

Over the next few weeks, Planet Comicon will begin announcing guests on our website and social media. But as a subscriber to our email updates, you get a sneak peek at the first confirmed creator guests right now!
*Jason Aaron: writer of Marvel’s Star Wars, Thor, and Image Comics’ Southern Bastards.
*Terry Beatty: Syndicated cartoonist of The Phantom and Rex Morgan M.D.; co-creator of Wild Dog and Ms Tree.
*Rick Burchett: Eisner-winning artist of The Batman and Robin Adventures and Batman: The Gotham Adventures.
*Kevin Dilmore: Star Trek novelist whose works include co-writing Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence.
*Chris Grine: Cartoonist of Dark Horse’s Chickenhare and the web comic Wicked Crispy.
*Jeremy Haun: Artist and writer known for Detective Comics, Berserker, Battle Hymn, and the new Image Comics series The Beauty.
*Phil Hester: Artist and writer known for Green Arrow, Firebreather, Ant-Man, and The Flash: Season Zero.
*Dennis Hopeless: Writer of Marvel’s Spider-Woman and Inferno.
*Kevin Mellon: Storyboard artist on FX’s Archer and artist of the comic books Suicide Sisters and Heart.
*B. Clay Moore: Comics writer whose work includes The Whistling Skull, Adventures of Superman, and The Vampire Diaries.
*Jai Nitz: Writer of Dream Thief: Escape, The Green Hornet, and The Amazing Spider-Man Annual.
*Seth Peck: Comics writer of X-Men and Fear Itself: Wolverine.
*Steven Sanders: Artist of Wolverine and the X-Men, Infinity: the Hunt, and Our Love is Real.
*Rob Schamberger: Painter known for portraits of WWE wrestling superstars.
*Dan Scott: Cover artist for Conan The Avenger and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
*Greg Smallwood: Artist of Dream Thief: Escape and Moon Knight. 2015 recipient of the Russ Manning Award for most promising new talent.
*Rick Stasi: Artist, instructor, and voice performer who has drawn Action Comics, Bugs Bunny, and Charlton Arrow.
*Kyle Strahm: Artist whose work includes Image Comics’ Haunt and the new series Spread.
*Dayton Ward: Star Trek novelist whose work includes co-writing Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence.
*Freddie E. Williams II: Comics and cover artist known for JSA: All-Stars, Legendary Star-Lord, and Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse.
*Mike Worley: Artist whose work includes Big Bang Comics and Simpsons Comics Presents Bart Simpson.

We’ll announce many more comics creators, novelists, cosplay celebrities, and media guests in the next two months. And as an email subscriber, you’ll find out first about popular media guest announcements.

CA – Marvel Writers Signing

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Writers David Mandel (known for his television/movie projects including SNL, Seinfeld, EuroTrip, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Dictator) and Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Secret Wars: Infinity Gauntlet, 1872) appear at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday August 26, 2015 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to sign comics including the debut of Mandel’s HANK JOHNSON: AGENT OF HYDRA !

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CO – Still Life Las Vegas Signing

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James Sie appears at Tattered Cover on Monday August 17th at 7:00 PM read from and sign his debut novel Still Life Las Vegas, in which the magical collides with the mundane, and memory, sexual awakening and familial ties all lead to a place where everything is illuminated, and nothing is real. Threading through this coming-of-age story are beautiful, heart-wrenching graphic illustrations by artist Sungyoon Choi.

About this author:
JAMES SIE was born and raised in Summit, NJ., the son of immigrant parents, a Chinese father and an Italian mother. After attending Northwestern University, he lived in Chicago for many years, working as an actor and an award-winning playwright of literary adaptations. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son, where he works as a voiceover artist in animation, most notably in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; King of the Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Tattered Cover
1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

NY – Kunal Nayyar Signing

Kunal NayyarKunal Nayyar signs at Book Revue on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 7:00 pm!

Star of the #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory and author Kunal Nayyar will speak about and sign his new memoir, Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You.

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS’s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.

Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory—the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist—ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends.

Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father who taught him the most important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. Kunal also walks us through his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6’8” gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university’s housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled “My Big Fat Indian Wedding.”)

Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.

IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

MA – Mindy Kaling Signs

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Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project and The Office, appears at Brookline Booksmith on Monday September, 14th at 7:00pm to sign copies of her new book Why Not Me? Purchase of the book from Brookline Booksmith required to attend. THIS EVENT HAD SOLD OUT!

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

NYC – Alyssa Milano Signing

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Press Release:

Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes actress and writer Alyssa Milano for a signing of her new book, Hacktivist, on Saturday, September 12th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM!

Widely known for her roles on Who’s The Boss, Melrose Place, and Charmed, Alyssa Milano will be signing Hacktivist #1-#2, as well as the Hacktivist Vol 1 Graphic Novel! Please note that no other merchandise will be permitted to get signed.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Alyssa Milano is a successful actress, producer, entrepreneur, and activist, so we weren’t really surprised when she also brought us an amazing comic book idea. Alyssa’s love of activism and the world of emerging
technology only added to our love of the project.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: A story about friendship and freedom in a time of war, stunningly illustrated by fan-favorite artist Marcus To (Cyborg 009, New Warriors, Red Robin) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Cyborg 009, Ms. Marvel).

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the young, brilliant cofounders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other. But they are also ‘sve_Urs3lf,’ the largest black-hat hacking group on the planet. When their operation is discovered by the U.S. Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.

Purchase required, limit of two items per person.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

CA – Stringers Signing

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Press Release:

Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today that iconic Los Angeles comic shop Meltdown Comics will be hosting Executive Producer & Writer MARC GUGGENHEIM in their store on August 26th at 7:00 PM.

Guggenheim is the Executive Producer behind the CW’s ARROW, and mastermind behind the recently announced LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. When asked to describe his creator-owned passion project STRINGERS from Oni Press, Guggenheim stated:

“STRINGERS is based on a real life profession: Freelance videographers. Those car chases, shootouts, and fires you see on your local news? You can thank these “stringers” for ‘em.

One night in Los Angeles, two struggling stringers capture something on their camera that they shouldn’t have. And now our heroes have to survive an adrenaline-fueled night in Los Angeles with street gangs, crooked cops, and a rival stringer after their heads.”

This action-packed comic will span only five issues, with unique flip covers that form one cohesive panoramic view of Los Angeles, as well as a variant cover for each issue by such notable artists as Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen) and Tyler Crook (Harrow County).

About Oni Press
Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Princess Ugg,Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

About Meltdown Comics
The mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown hosts a blockbuster line-up of events and programs that in the past have garnered such accolades as “Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine, etc.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

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